Ster­ling work

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I couldn’t help but write to you this month af­ter I learned about how young English­man Ed­die Pep­perell lost his Euro­pean Tour card due to Brexit.

Ed­die fin­ished his sea­son 113th in the Race to Dubai rank­ings, miss­ing out on the final card in 111th spot by just €2,596. How­ever, were the pre-Brexit Ster­ling to Euro ex­change rate still in force, he’d have picked up around an ex­tra €4,000 for a tie for 22nd at the Bri­tish Masters and kept his card.

Graeme Storm al­most fell the same way af­ter his biggest cheque of the sea­son came at the Dun­hill Links, an­other event where money is won in Ster­ling and then con­verted into Euros. For­tu­nately for the English­man, Pa­trick Reed then with­drew from the rank­ings.

With the cur­rent world econ­omy sit­ting on such shaky foun­da­tions, surely this is the wake-up call the Euro­pean Tour needs to re­turn to a points-based sys­tem? Neil Flan­ders, Winch­ester

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